Fighting Hunger Together with Walmart

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Walmart Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I have mentioned in previous posts how lucky my children are that they have never truly wanted for anything.  Sure, they might want a new toy or flashy scooter, but when it comes to the items they really need there is no question it will be provided.  It seems almost impossible to imagine children being hungry and not knowing where their next meal will come from. 

Our society is full of excess.  How can some not have enough?  It seems like a cruel twist of fate that some have a so much and yet others have so little.  In today’s economic climate this gap is only increasing. 

An important question everyone should ask themselves is “what can I do to help?”.  Giving doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate.  It can be simple, helpful, and a tremendous help to others.  The next time you purchase a box of cereal consider purchasing another for donation.  A few little extras here and there can help provide a meal for a family in need.  According to recent statistics 50 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come form.  That number seems unbelievable to me. 

According to Walmart……

Springtime traditionally brings a decrease in food and charitable donations to food banks around the country. One of the principal causes of hunger is unemployment.

To Help bridge the Spring hunger gap, Walmart is working with Feeding America and four of the most recognizable food brands in America- ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg’s – in a nationwide Fighting Hunger Together initiative from Monday, April 9 through April 30. Consumers can join the fight against hunger in-store or through Facebook.

Vote: Between April 9th and April 30th Walmart will be hosting a Facebook campaign where fans can rally support for communities in need of hunger relief. Vote among 200 communities with the highest unemployment rate as determined by a Department of Labor Report (found here: http://bit.ly/H1yxFK). Walmart will donate a total of $2 million to the 21 communities receiving the most support: $1 million to the winner and $50,000 each to the 20 runners-up. Winning communities will be announced May 1st.

The Fighting Hunger Together initiative is expected to generate 43 million meals for families in need.

After checking out the form I could not readily find a MN or ND city, but I don’t find this terribly surprising.  We tend to live in our own protective modest shell in this are.  However I did find Janesville, WI on the list and as I have been there several times I will be casting my vote for that particular town. 

Also besides just voting via Facebook you can purchase select products from ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg’s from April 9-30th, and donate the meals to Feeding America or Action for Healthy Kids, a nonprofit fighting childhood hunger. Make sure to check out in-store signage and packing to make a purchase and help make a difference. 

Don’t let a child in your community go hungry tonight- Vote to fight spring hunger with Walmart

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Comments

  1. I really like and support this valuable assistance to those facing food shortage issues. I tried to vote but since I don’t have a facebook connection I couldn’t. Sad face.

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